Histograms in LR or PS for BW platinum prints

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
steephill
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Re: Histograms in LR or PS for BW platinum prints
In reply to Bill Prosser, Feb 24, 2013

Your first problem is that is no such thing as a properly scanned print. Just as with using a camera where exposure is under the creative control of the photographer so it is with scanning. The resulting histogram will depend on a large number of subjective parameters and no two operators will do it the same way.

My advice is to base your decision of the visual results, not the histogram shape. By all means use the histogram to avoid blowing highlights and shadows but don't be a slave to it.

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